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convicted killer, jodi arias, back in a phoenix prison this morning. she was on suicide watch. >> the jury will begin deliberating tomorrow whether she should be sentenced to
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death. in the meantime, a rare look at arias before her sentence. >> reporter: abc's "20/20" shot this interview with the notoriously vain femme fatal, arrested in 2008, just after she flashed this smile in her mug shot. jodi arias as smug and confident as ever. >> all of the evidence to me is very compelling. but none of it proves that i committed a murder. >> reporter: we now know her confidence was sadly misplaced. >> first-degree murder, guilty. >> reporter: last week an arizona jury found her guilty of premeditated murder of her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, whom back then she spoke of in glowing terms. >> travis was well loved and known. by a lot of people. >> reporter: she insists alexander abused her and she was forced to shoot and repeatedly stab him in self-defense. but back in 2008 she was still insisting she knew nothing about what happened to her ex. >> one day i will have to answer for all of the things i've done.
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knowing this isn't one of them is a very comforting thing to know. >> reporter: little did she know then her legal drama would become a media sensation. even "saturday night live" spoofed her this weekend. >> that story you told about your boyfriend attacking you, that was bs, right? >> oh, totally. he never laid a hand on me. >> yeah, yeah, that sounded fishy to me. >> you and the jury. >> reporter: this week that same jury is expected to hear from jodi yet again, this time as she begs for her life. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> she does not cease to amaze. right appear she was convicted last week she did an interview with another network and she said, you know what, i want the death penalty. go ahead and kill me. it's the ultimate freedom. so a lot of people -- the experts are saying, is that another mind game she's playing? so some of the jury hears that,
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says we're going to give her life, not death. that's what she wanted all along. >> there is a fascination. whole country is caught up in this. you get drawn in. >> apparently even in jail, she's a celebrity. giving autographs, pictures, paintings, singing, yeah. >> all right. still to come, the end of an era. >> giant of journalism calling it quits after one of the most amazing careers in the history of the business. backstage with barbara walters as she announces her retirement. you are watching "world ne
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♪ the best is yet to come and baby won't it be fine ♪ it's been a bittersweet 24 hours here at abc news as barbara walters announces her se semi-retirement. >> abc's david muir was behind the scenes. >> reporter: right there as a
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television icon took a moment to herself. barbara walters preparing to break yet another headline. >> i'm so impressed you put a suit and tie on. >> this is for barbara walters. >> reporter: we asked how she is feeling? >> it is not how i am feeling today. it's how i'm going to feel then. everybody says to me what are you going to do next? i don't know. >> reporter: everything about is it has been a ground-breaking run. back on the "today show" when she were called "today girls" and she became co-host. the first woman to co-anchor the evening news. >> barbara walters. >> reporter: then, of course, creating "the view." she will walk away from all of the cameras a year from now. today she want herd crew to hear the from her first. >> why? it's time. i want to leave while people say, we'll miss her instead of is she still here? people say, who is your mentor? i didn't have any. today a young woman says, i grew up watching you or you made it a little easier, david, i think that's my legacy.
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>> reporter: she defied in the industry the big get. fidel castro. >> do you feel funny crossing the bay of pigs with an american? >> reporter: the joint interview with anwar sadat and prime minister putin. all this time, one person waiting. what has your daughter said to you about this decision? >> there were times when i feel i should have been with my daughter. i think every working mother has those days, but i think she wants me to stop working now and spend more time with her, and i will. >> reporter: and backstage, the mike, the cards, the tv ear piece and she was off. >> let me just say that -- take a breath -- but in the summer of 2014, a year from now, i plan to retire from appearing on television at all. >> reporter: right there her co-hosts, her viewers and her boss, who once delivered her
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mail in 1996, the ceo of disney, bob iger. >> i was asked to deliver something to your dressing room. i didn't even think you would be there the i barged in there you were. i was rather embarrassed. >> was i nice i hope? >> extremely nice. put me at ease. asked me what my name was, what did i do? i told you. and from then on you called me jim, my name is bob. >> thank you, jim, it means so much. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> still has the that spunk doesn't she? going to keep it going. >> love that attitude. >> everyone asks her that one interview that you did that resonates with you. >> she says there is no one interview. there are a few she wished she could have nabbed. >> would have loved to interview the queen. the queen doesn't do interviews. love to interview the pope. the pope doesn't do interviews. if you do an interview sit down with barbara walters. >> she can say, the queen or pope. pretty big deal.
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do not take lunesta if you are allergic to anything in it. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep without remembering it the next day have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as $15 at lunesta.com there's a land of restful sleep, we can help you go there, on the wings of lunesta.
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time for "the mix." airplanes, a flight from new york to california six hours. worried about the crying baby? >> yes. >> no. imagine this. a passenger treated travelers to a whitney houston rendition "i will always love you." this went on -- >> six hours? >> almost had to make a stop in kansas city to let her off the plane. she would not stop singing. her solo performance became too much for the passengers and crew. they had to divert, make an emergency landing in kansas city and as she was escorted off the plane, she was still singing ♪ i will always love you
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>> i could almost deal with it if she was actually hitting the notes. >> six hours. american airlines forced to make the landing. the woman was interviewed. she was released. >> what is it about airplanes and people acting crazy? >> must be the altitude. something gets in your brain. ears get clogged. brain shifts and you don't know what you are doing. >> man, oh, man. moving on to this -- good news, you have quite a deep voice. apparently research by duke university in north carolina found that the deeper a man's voice is the more money he makes, the larger the company he runs and the longer he stays at his job. >> what happened to me? >> you have one of the three. you're making a ton of money, aren't you, john? >> better not go there. >> they studied 7 2 male executives from american companies and found out there is a distinct correlation between
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the pitch of their voice and how much money they make. >> really? >> interesting stuff. and then british researchers also found interesting stuff when it comes to voices. the most desirable male voice for british women is deep, rumbling and breathy. that indicates, a blend of masculinity, strength and hint of tenderness. i guess that's the breathy part. women, on the other hand, a little more on the high-pitched tone for british men to be attracted to. so, there we go. >> drink whiskey, smoke cigarettes, and make lots of money. >> keep it low. >> forgot my glasses, holding the paper. can you hold that? >> how is that? >> story about alligators and teeth. alligators can have 2,000 teeth in a lifetime. they can have 50 sets of teeth. >> what's the secret? >> researchers are trying to figure out the secret. they want to figure out what's up with the alligator so we can replicate this and have more than two sets of teeth in humans. >> i like that idea. cavities, root canals, get a mouth full of resin. >> i'm no scientist but they're reptiles, we're mammals.
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this morning on "world news now" -- death doctor. the physician convicted in a gruesome case of botched abortions. and legal drama. we may hear o.j. simpson's side of the story as he takes the stand in a las vegas courtroom battle. it will happen as early as today. what's behind his demand for a brand new trial? for sale -- the antiques dealer who says he has a copy of the coca-cola recipe. everyone wants to know, is it the real thing? drastic decision, a personal move by a superstar, angelina jolie. what she did to protect her health. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this tuesday, may 14th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. we begin this half hour with a philadelphia doctor now fighting for his life. kermit gosnell could face the death penalty after being found guilty of murder. >> fueling debate on both side of the abortion issue. abc's terry moran reports. >> reporter: dr. kermit gosnell led away in handcuffs after jurors convicted him guilty of murdering three babies, killing them with scissors after performing botched abortions on women as much as seven months pregnancy. >> he is disappointed and upset. >> reporter: jurors heard often shocking grisly testimony from members of gosnell's staff who claim they witnessed him killing live babies. the case began in february 2010 when fbi agents raided gosnell's clinic. they were looking for prescription drug dealing. instead they found a filthy house of horrors. >> children were born and then killed. >> reporter: for decades,
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gosnell ran his clinic, women's medical society, in west philadelphia, a poor, mostly black neighborhood, where doctors were scarce and patients were desperate. gosnell's lawyer calls this prosecution racist arguing his client served his community and never killed a live born baby. but jurors found otherwise. opponents of legalized abortion seized on this case. >> gosnell is not an aberration. abortion clinics are unregulated across our country. every year we see deaths of women inside these abortion clinics. >> reporter: supporters of abortion rights, argue that the gosnell's shady practices are exactly what women will face across the country if abortion is outlawed. gosnell now faces the death penalty. terry moran, abc news, new york. another high-profile courtroom drama is unfolding in las vegas. o.j. simpson is asking a judge for a new trial in his kidnapping and robbery conviction. the former football great is expected to take the stand as early as today to claim his lawyer did a bad job during trial. >> i think he does want to be
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heard. i mean, that's why we're bringing these claims forward. >> it's going to be risky and it's going to be high drama. >> it will be the first time we've heard from simpson on the stand. he did not testify in either of his two previous trials. newly released records show cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro's background is littered with run-ins with police than previously thought. records show cops were called in connection with three alleged beatings of castro's wife, several incidents as well. it's not clear if any of the incidents could have led police to the three women castro is accused of holding for a decade. >> meantime, we are hearing from castros' brothers now that the house where the women were rescued from is surrounded by a ten-foot fence. castro's brothers are distancing themselves from their sibling. they say they don't know anything. as abc's alex perez reports from cleveland. >> reporter: how is it possible to visit this house time and time again and still not know of the horrors inside? for the first time, ariel castro's brothers are speaking out. >> there was no signs of
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anything like that. >> i didn't go to his house very much, but when i did, he would let me in past the kitchen. >> reporter: in an interview with cnn, pedro and onil, who were arrested along with their brother, but later cleared and released. they say they had no idea amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight were held for a decade in the house. >> could you see anything beyond the kitchen? >> no. because there was curtains. and he said, he -- he wanted to keep the heat in the kitchen. >> reporter: the brothers say ariel would give them alcohol and play loud music. >> so i couldn't hear nothing else but the radio or tv. >> reporter: neighbors want to forget ariel castro and what happened behind that door. what do you want to see happen to that house? >> tear it down. >> reporter: why? alex perez, abc news, cleveland. the associated press is squaring off with the justice
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pa because the government has secretly obtained two months worth of ap phone records. the ap reports the records of 20 phone lines were seized in april and may last year and listed incoming and outgoing calls and duration for phone numbers of general reporters and government offices. a georgia man is claiming to have the top secret recipe for coca-cola, trying to auction it off on ebay for $5 million. cliff kluge insists this is the original sought after formula dated 1943. he says he found it in letters and papers that he recently purchased from an estate. but coca-cola says the real thing is safely tucked in their vault in atlanta. so far, no takers for the recipe on ebay. >> apparently, he listed this for $5 million. i don't -- >> 5 million bucks. >> even if it is the original,
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which an archivist or coca-cola is saying not an original. >> similar recipe but not the real one. >> yeah, i wonder, coke, pepsi, you got to be a realistic ler to know if there's a difference. if you ask me -- i know a lot -- >> coke or pepsi lady? >> i'm a coke person. >> let me see. >> i was raised in a pepsi house, but -- >> who makes dr. pepper 1234. >> coke. there you go. >> you're a dr. pepper lady. >>, yeah i am. >> you drink the real stuff, too. who does that? >> i can't do diet. i don't like the flavor of diet. >> all right. >> i need a coca-cola classic, i think. >> there you go. several states in the eastern part of the country getting off to a chilly start with frost warnings and record lows. many growers are on edge fearing they may lose their crops. some farms in indiana are seeing minimal damage. experts say it would take a few days to assess the full impact of the cold snap. and it's just the opposite for people in the southwest, bracing today for another
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scorcher. the los angeles area had soared to 80 degrees by 8 a.m. yesterday. and today it will be back to the same record territory. and they're baking in triple-digit temperatures in las vegas and phoenix. all right. here's a look at your weather this morning. strong afternoon storms are expected in wisconsin, michigan, and minnesota, that is. a few showers in chicago. it will be sunny along the ooets coast. >> as we mentioned, triple-digit scorching heat in the southwest. much cooler in the pacific northwest. only in the 60s, if you can believe that. the east coast wakes up to a chilly morning. it will warm up by the afternoon. hmm. all right. maybe you're feeling a little hungry this morning. >> i'm always feeling hungry at this hour. >> united nations food agency have a suggestion for you. ha-ha. the suggestion is this -- insects. >> insects? >> that is disgusting. >> kind of gross. >> the beetle that you know and
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love in the african nation of cameroon. the u.n. agency says that beetles, grass happeners, ants and other insects are underutilized food source for people, livestock and pets. insects are high in protein and essential minerals as well. >> 2 billion people worldwide are supplementing their diets with insects. so, there you go, john. don't be bashful. >> i will chow down on the insects. >> i don't think -- well, crickets taste like chicken according to some people. >> tastes like chicken. everything tastes like chicken except checken. >> tastes like chicken, everything tastes like chicken. >> had alligator, tastes like chicken. >> frog legs, taste like chicken. who is the most loved and who's not in the celebrity world? a surprising new list and we'll tell you the names on it. >> take a look at this. the seven-minute workout you can do just about anywhere. who is promising maximum results with minimum sweat? you are watching "world news now." ♪ come on let's sweat ♪ baby
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all right. when you buy a car, you probably shop around for the best price, best interest rate. when you have a medical procedure, you accept it and figure it out later. >> there is an easy way to save serious money on medical care.
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abc's paula faris explains. >> reporter: this little boy can't get enough chocolate ice cream. >> you have chocolate on your nose. >> reporter: no wonder, he has a sore throat and in need of a tonsillectomy. that's not covered under his parents' health insurance. like 30 million other americans, holly and alex are underinsured. health care expert michelle katz did some digging, contacting hospitals and surgery centers. we were shocked by the quotes. $2,800, $3500, $7,000, $12,000. even $21,000. the american hospital association telling abc news each patient's course of care is different and the costs also reflect more than the cost of serving an individual patient. >> there need to be a menu. an mri costs this.
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c.a.t. scan costs is. ts this. >> reporter: patients now have more tools to fight back. tip one, michelle says you can get a pricing menu with brand new applications like health care blue book. type in the procedure and it provides a fair price based on your area. breaks down each cost, physician, facility and anesthesia. tip number two, take that fair price quote and negotiate before the procedure with the billing office or your doctor. and, finally, tip three, find out what the government, medicare, medicaid, is paying for the same procedure. do a little digging on this free website. >> telling us the minimum charges, right? >> reporter: right, right. that's the minimum. >> reporter: putting michelle's help to use, we find a surgery center three miles from them charging $2,800, $2,000 less than they expected to pay and $18,000 less than the most expensive option in the area
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now, any time you are considering surgery or a procedure, make sure the facility is accredited and equipped to deal with any conditions you may have. also confirm the doctor is board certified. do that contacting your state's medical board. and as always, make sure you ask around. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> news you can use. that is a great story. >> yeah. >> $21,000 or $2,000. >> people would go in blindly, not thinking they have a choice or an option. that's the case with everything. you have to shop around. >> find out what medicare pays. you have a real bottom line. >> how much you can afford. >> and then you don't belly-ache to the nurses in the hospital. you call the billing office. talk to the people who work out the money. >> little things you can do. pay attention -- more news you can use. pay attention to details. sometimes they charge you ahead for toiletries they assume you will use for prescriptions they assume yme.
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your own toothbrush, drink your own pills, why not instead of generic. >> turn ourselves over to hospitals. no reason to do that. >> we can become empowered ourselves. good to know. good information. angelina jolie making a serious medical decision. >> who is calling the fashion police on the stars from the nba? that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> ann
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welcome to "the skinny," everyone. here's some breaking news for you. angelina jolie, she got a preventive double mastectomy. >> wow. >> now, anybody at home that doesn't know what that is, she es certainly removed all of the breast tissue from her breast to prevent any breast cancer from infiltrating her body. obviously, we know what some consequences of breast cancer can be. she writes this kind of op-ed in "the new york times." you'll see this soon. what she's seeing is almost a decade after her mom died at 56 years old after a long, long struggle with breast cancer, she decided to do this, she wanted to tell her children with confidence she would not die of breast cancer how mommy's mommy did. the process started on february 2nd. april 27th she finished up. essentially got reconstructive surgery.
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they take the breast tissue out. they give her an implant. looks like nothing ever happened. wanted so her children can't tell the difference. they can't tell the difference. the initial surgery is eight hours. this is what she endured. she dropped from 87% -- her mother died of breast cancer, very high when it -- she had the gene for breast cancer, ovarian cancer, dropped from 87% chance of getting breast cancer to 5% chance. incredible. a lot of people are doing this. get tested. blood test. determine whether you have the gene. >> raise awareness for that. >> she is hoping. >> she'll be on the cover of magazines. >> women who follow in the footsteps of celebrities will probably take this measure, at heart. and may actually do this. talk music industry. a new list out has the most liked and most disliked. start out with the people, the performers people don't like. from the public policy polling came out with the list. least liked, justin bieber.
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shows the 19-year-old singer widely disliked by americans. 54% unfavorable rating. garnering only 27% likeable rating. following him, lady gaga, she had a 29% positive versus 50% negative rating. chris brown, 13% positive. 57% negative. and most liked singers, i'll spare you the numbers, adele, taylor swift and justin timberlake. >> i wonder what determines why they like them and don't like them. if you look across the board, all six are successful. i can understand chris brown. what happened with rihanna all those years ago. >> obnoxious quality to the three on the other list. i don't have anything against any of them. chris brown, controversial, because of what happened. bieber, lady gaga, have a certain obnoxiousness. >> doesn't taylor swift carry the same obnoxiousness with her. >> strangely, yes. >> who do they ask? >> justin bieber is doing a fine job. he's 19, in the spotlight.
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>> making money, who cares. moving on to "dancing with the stars." anybody who watched knows that there is a whole lot of controversy going on because the front-runner who has been on top of almost every one of the dances, zendaya didn't do so great. listen to what the judges had to say about her performance. >> that was kind of a mess. it was -- mean, i love -- i thought it was one of the most innovative approaches to the quick step. i love the fighting, energy, because of that start it kind of lost its place. your body contact was off, caused you out to go out of sync. you missed a few steps. felt look you were dragging behind. felt like you were dragging each other through the dance. >> you know what, i don't know. some of these dances she has done have been so incredibly wonderful. i feel like she's so ahead of the pack, they almost have to say, this one wasn't so great so it makes sense -- >> so it can come -- >> come back to earth maybe a little bit. she's going to win. no question about it. >> put up the picture. nba fashions. out of control. some say put it up >> there is e
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♪ everybody dance now ♪ people in the house move ♪ move >> all right. sound kind of crazy but there's a fitness regime, regiment, whatever that word is, that requires just seven minutes a day. >> wow. can you believe it? the length of time to do 12 really intense exercises. that's why this is our "favorite story of the day." exactly how does it work? abc's claire shipman is going to give it a try. >> reporter: how much of this do you need to look like this? the authors of a new study say regular seven-minute workouts may be enough to stay in shape. it uses the basics of high-intensity circuit training and is backed by solid science. studies show that when you work
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close to your maximum capacity with resistance for even a short time, you can change your muscles in the same way a few hours of running can. it's a brutal seven minutes. all you need is a chair. celebrity trainer advices proceeding with caution. >> i would say there's a big danger factor if you're sedentary or moderately sedentary and you suddenly try the intensity suggested. >> you are going to come halfway up 37 >> reporter: luckily i spent the last few months working out with aaron sterling who focuses on this circuit training in his washington gym. i asked him to get me through this. it's brisker than our normal speed. >> four, three -- >> reporter: 12 exercises, 30 seconds each, at least 15 reps, with ten-second breaks. the breaks, as short as they are, are key. and the exercises are alternated between upper and lower body. >> how many more exercises?
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>> reporter: and then annoyingly, aaron made me do it twice to prove these quick, intense workouts can make you feel immediately stronger even as you think you might die. still able to talk. a thumb's up. >> because the right combination and the right sequence of muscles were fatigued, your actual performance improved. you look, for being so tired, much better and much more energized. do it again? >> reporter: you're joking! claire shipman, abc news, washington >> 2001, 2002, 2003 -- >> 4086, 4087. >> what's next, pushups? >> no, triceps dips. there you go. he's going to totally show off. >> i'm going to keep doing this. what else? hold on. so, there's 12 exercises to this thing. do a squat now. no, side plank. that's more exciting. >> like this? >> nice! check him out, everybody! now lunge, lunge, and
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good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top headlines we are following this morning on "world news now." o.j. simpson could take the stand as early as today in a las vegas courtroom. the former football great is trying to persuade a judge to give him a new trial on robbery and kidnapping charges. cleveland police called six times to handle accusations that kidnapping suspect ariel castro assaulted or men assed people, including three alleged beatings of his wife. it is unclear if any visits could have led to the three alleged victims being found. tsunami of ice that crashed into the lakefront homes in minnesota is melting fast. temperatures soaring well into the 80s today. all of the ice that blew ashore will soon turn back into a soggy mess. and angelina jolie had a
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preventive double mastectomy. she told today's "the new york times" she made the decision after she was told she had an 87% risk of breast cancer. those are our top stories on this tuesday, may 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. hats off to angelina jolie actually for being brave enough to come out and talk about this. this will help a lot of women in the long run. >> she writes about it in "the new york times." she says she wants to be an example for women that find themselves in a situation like this. her mom died at 56. she wanted to be able to confidently tell her children she won't be like mommy's mommy. >> she'll raise awareness through the roof just by talking about it. >> just by doing it, you're right. we begin with a widening
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scandal involving the irs targeting tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status. >> new evidence that agents in more irs offices than originally thought may have been involved in the targeting. abcf1the use. >> reporter: it's a movement based on the belief that everyday americans have reason >> hello, my felw pa >> reporter: that's what jennifer stepheno, a mom and conservative activist from philadelphia, said she confronted when she was grilled by the irs after trying to start her own tea party group. >> they would ask details. i got a baby on one arm, trying to feed another baby and trying to figure out, you know, how many e-mails did i send last week. you'll se the level of de yosend? wer they? pho rallies did you go to? how many events? >> reporter: extra scrutiny it turns out other conservative groups have faced over three
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>> it had a chillinon >> reporter: they founded the group called waco tea party in texas and also faced a lengthy interrogation from the irs. >> when i opened it up and started reading the letter and saw the five pages of question after question after question, i just -- didn't know whether to laugh or cry or throw something. >> reporter: now the irs has apologized for inappr targeting tea party gro but they have also said the -ccinting was done by emploeesfo office and not for political reasons. but a report by the irs' own watchdog shows that senior irs officials in washington knew what was going on. the report also suggests a clear political dimensiong conservative groups for extra scrutiny even those quote, criticize how the country is being run. four years ago, president obama joked about sicking the irs on people when he gave a commencement address at arizona
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an honorary degree. >> president crow and the board byhe gents will so lea >> reporter: he made it clear, if true, this is no laughing matter. >> thurao itio ocontrary to our accountable. and it's got to be fixed. >> reporter: how high did it go? the irs said the acting commissioner found out about it back in may 2012 when he was the deputy commissioner. as for the president, the white house said that he didn't learn about any of this until friday, house said that he didn't learn about any of this until friday, jonathan karl, abc n police in new orleans identified a suspect in the mother'sing 19 peoprt. teenaged suspect from surveillancewerefire police say the 19-year-old has a long list os i weapons violations. three shooting victims are still now to the headline-grabbing case from philadelphia. a doctor accused of murdering
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newborns. now after days of deliberations, a vt here's abc's marci gon degree murder, dr. kermit gosnell left court in cuffs, found guilty of performing late-term abortions in his west philadelphia clinic and delivering three babies the jury believes he then murdered. >> children were born. and then killed. >> reporter: it took two long months of testimony. witnesses sharing disturbing details of how the 72-year-old cut the newborn's spines w the case began in february of 2010 when fbi agents raiding the women's medical society fo what they cae h f horrors. with blood on the floor, the strong stench of urine, and bags of fetal remains piled i freezers. >> a jury has spoken. and we respect that verdict. >> reporter: eight of gosnell staff members pleaded guilty to several cris. noceral cris.
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the jurtingf sm of the more than 260 charges against him, including the murder of one other baby. among the other counts he was convicted on, involuntary manslter 41-year-old patient in 2009 who was given a deadly dose of sedatives and painkillers. and jurors will return to the same philadelphia courtroom next week to determine if gosnell will face the death penalty. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. decision about the suspected is expected at the end of the month. attorneys foramese change his plea to t gu reason of insanity. they say outside experts have sd hss. noteal diagnosis. the new plea is seen as holmes' best hope of avoiding the death penalty. a memorial service is set for today to honor the victims of the garment factory collapse in bangladesh. as the search for victims ended yesterday, the death toll stood at 1,027. the woman who survived 17 days in the rubble is out of the hospital. she says she made it on four biscuits and a few drops of water. she says she will never work in a garment factory again. now to paris where an ugly scene broke out on the streets.
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tear gas filled the air, police clashed with soccer fans. it was supposed to be a happy occasion. celebrating the first championship in 18 years for paris' largest team, but 30 people injured in the violence and police had to make 21 arrests. one sports newspaper summed it up best, headline reading "celebration turns to fiasco." a sports headline here at home. this one is going to hurt if it doesn't hurt already. nationals/dodgers. bryce harper running straight into the right field wall. chasing the fly ball. ouch. harper was down for several minutes. eventually he did leave the field on his own. no word on whether he will miss any games. fans, friends and patients are remembering dr. joyce brothers this morning. brothers perhaps the nation's best known psychologist. she died yesterday here in new york. brothers was a pioneer in giving advice on tv and paved the way for dr. drew pinsky and others. she was also a long-time columnist and author. dr. joyce brothers was 85 years old. if you bought skechers shoes
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in the past few years, you may be getting a check. approval of a $40 million settlement after complaints about misleading claims certain shoes would help people lose weight and strengthen their muscles. those approved claims could get up to $80 per pair. reebok settled similar claims last year. mcdonald's getting rid of one of the most expensive items on their menu, the angus third pounder, swapped for a trio of quarter pounders with premium beef. customers have their pick of bacon, cheese, deluxe or habenero ranch. customers are opting for cheaper choices. prince harry getting a look at areas in new jersey, damaged by superstorm sandy. hours after he leaves, workers will begin removing the roller coaster that wound up in the atlae
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restoration project going on along the jersey shore. the demolition of the coaster expected to take four days. crushing news for me. i grew up going to seaside heights and wildwood. that's where we spent our summers. those roller coasters, formative years! >> absolutely. let's hope they -- wow, look at those pictures. remarkable, right? >> nothing beats -- >> if they rebuild -- you know like as much as they have, even rebuilding the boardwalk, getting back to normal. another season. >> it really is. there is a message from the shore towns. they do want tourists out there to know if you are headed to the jersey shore. please come. they're rebuilding. make your experience as wonderful as possible. still a lot to see, a lot to do. want you to bring in your money because that's what they need to rebuild. >> yep. good advice. a look at the weather. western, central texas. a few storms tn.
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cloudy day in the pacific northwest. and it will be sunny along the >> atlanta, new orlean wake u a chilly morning. it will warm up by afternoon. minneapolis could hit 90. it was 50 there a few days ago. more high temperature records could be set in the southwest. another pair is being ousted from the ball room tonight on abc's "dancing with the stars." and right now, which couple that is is really up in the air. >> the headline from last night's dances was unusually subpar quick step from disney channel star, zendaya. it was so bad one of the judges even called their performance, quote, kind of a mess. >> they came back big time in the perfect round, scoring a perfect for the hip-hop round. three other couples also got a perfect 30 last night. as we said, someone is going home tonight. >> we were talking earlier. zendaya is so good, you feel like the judges have to pull her back into the pack. >> she is so incredibly wonderful from the very first time she hit that dance floor. everyone knew she was going to win. so far ahead of everyone else. there is really no point to this competition anymore. i think so. to bring back a reason to watch the show, you got to make it
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seem like, zendaya, you're not so great anymore. i think it's all a crock. >> better than andy? >> just a little better than andy. all right. coming up -- down to earth talents of an astronaut. >> you saw the astronaut singing yesterday. now we are learning so much mo. chris hatfield who has made the most of his time. >> if you are tempted to buy the fakes, wait until you hear about the bad guys taking your money. you're watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. orld news now" weather brought to you by unite health care. but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like all standardized medicare supplement plans,
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♪ all right. these days, the controversial look inside a purse to see if a woman has money. >> fendi or marc jacobs bag can easily run tens of thousand of dollars. >> that's crazy. >> really is. truly no wonder that the market for knock-offs is pretty hot. a portion of the profits could be funding terrorism. here is more from abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: with the full force of the lapd and fbi officers swarm this building in los angeles. looking for counterfeit crooks selling fake luxury purses. >> we've recovered today just under $1 million in product. >> reporter: the same knock-offs mentioned on television shows like hbo's "sex in the city" -- >> that's like $300. >> or $150. >> reporter: has turned into a
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massive enterprise. it's estimated, counterfeit bags rake in $650 billion a year worldwide. an all cash business. and officers say some of it fund gangs, organized crime and much more. >> it does fund terrorism. it is out of control. >> reporter: former fbi agent brad garrett says counterfeit sales have been tied to financing the first world trade center bombing, the worldwide attacks and hezbollah. >> the probability you will get caught if you do even a lower probability you are going to do time. >> reporter: most made and shipped in from china. this batch worth $14 million was seized by the port in february. >> over 14,000 containers coming through the ports every single day. only a certain percentage is being inspected. >> reporter: detectives say the ones that do sneak through end up online or in make shift shops like these. when law enforcement busted through they fund a room full of counterfeit gear.
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as the private firm, investigative consultants, inventories them here. these two were booked on felony charges. but ultimately it's up to shoppers to stop the crime wave. >> if there is always a consumer demand, guess what, always going to be seller. >> reporter: brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> hard to ask someone not to buy a bag, for a fraction of the cost. >> have you rocked a phony? >> i have not. >> louie. great little funny games. >> there are real good looking fakes out there. >> i would imagine a good fake probably costs a lot of money, too. >> i'm assuming it does. and all you have to do -- all these fbi agents have to do is head to chinatown in new york city. that's the hot bed for it. and there are so many of them out there. >> really are. china town one of the many places here in new york. every city has got one of these. oh, yeah. you got that right. still ahead -- his cover of
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david bowie went viral. and now he's performed over 200 miles above earth. >> we'll be right back. ♪ ground control to major tom ♪ you really made the grade
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♪ ♪ snmentd hib . mission accomplished. three astronauts feeling the earth underneath their feet for first time in five months. >> the trio aboard the international space station, the canadian commander, the american, and the russian, landed in kazakhstan this morning. >> xhapder commander hatfield kept us earthlings up to date on activities through twitter. quite a sensation. as the bbcs danny savage reports, tweeting is not his only talent. ♪ ground control to major tom >> reporter: commander chris hatfield, astronau
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scientist and now the star of the first pop video made in space. ♪ lock your soyuz hatch and put your helmet on ♪ >> reporter: his cover of david bowie's hit is his farewell tribute to the international space station. after five months on board, he is due to finish his space odyssey and return to earth. but he is already well known to many people because of the pictures he's tweeted from more than 200 miles above us. >> boy, if i have a couple minute, then i grab my camera and i race over to the windows and try to get a picture of what part of the world is underneath us. ♪ planet earth is blue and there is nothing left to do ♪ ed >> reporter: and quite a few of the key musicians pitches have been of the uk. this is what london looks like from out in space. we managed to get a question to
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commander hatfield in a recent link-up with earth. >> the question for you from the bbc. >> reporter: and asked him what he saw. >> the region, isle of white. northern regions. they just have a perspective that maybe didn't exist for them in the regular two-dimensional way that we see things. ♪ this is ground control to major tom ♪ >> reporter: david bowie said this is probably the most poignant version of "space odyssey" ever created and definitely recorded in the right place. danny savage, bb news. >> the voice was really good. the video was really cool. >> he is a renaissance man. yeah. kind of like john. can you sing like david bowie? let's hear it. ♪ ground control to major tom >> very good. just need your guitar. i will strum a fake guitar. >> you need that really good -- that's a good moment. >> right after the commercial. >> who needs a guitar. i just go --
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♪ like the ceiling can't hold us ♪ ♪ like the ceiling can't hold us ♪ ♪ we go back ♪ this is the moment tonight is the night ♪ ♪ we put our hands up like the ceiling can't hold us ♪ texas man is making us think twice about the word can't. he's a photographer who takes amazing pictures. >> ron johnson though is legally blind. he has a clear vision of what makes good art. art rescone reports from houston. >> reasonably rest assured that i've got a good photo. >> reporter: ron johnson has been shooting pictures for decades. >> well, i do mostly landscape photography. >> reporter: some might say, well, he has a pretty good eye for scenery. >> i'm checking the settings for
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inside the camera. it will show me in a lighting that i can make out -- >> reporter: but they would be dead wrong. >> i can't -- really and truly, i can't see to take a photo. >> reporter: that's right, ron johnson doesn't have good eye for photography. in fact, he has two bad eyes. he's nearly blind. >> if i try to do photographs, about one in every 50 or 75 photos are good. the rest of them i have to delete. >> reporter: still, ron travels the country with his hand magnifying glass, shooting for the hotel industry, or for houston, showcasing to the world the bayou city. but being blind does create a huge problem. >> i can't tell you if it's blurry or if it's a good photo or not. i just have to rely on other people. >> reporter: that's where his assistant steps in. >> yes? >> reporter: angelina wasn't able to make this trip to houston, so always the doer, ron
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quickly find an assistant off the street. >> my assistant is not able to be with me right now. is there any way can you tell me, what do you think makes a nice looking photo? >> reporter: ron never thought he would go blind, but he certainly hasn't let that stop him from what he loves to do. >> then we travel to other cities trying to show what houston is all about. i want to share the city. >> reporter: even blind there are few who can compete with his work. art rescone, 13, eyewitness news. >> he's also charming, too. >> he really is. >> getting the ladies off the street to help him out. >> the fact he's getting work for these pictures, pretty impressive pictures. >> he is getting paid for this. good for him. you know what, i like a new definition to the word can't. out of his vocabulary. >> no doubt about it. that's the news for this half hour. we'll see you in a little bit. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
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this morning on "world news now" -- set him free. that's the demand from o.j. simpson's legal team as he requests a new trial. >> it's going to be risky and it's going to be high drama. >> as the court prepares to hear from o.j. simpson himself for the first time in jeerz. damage control -- the president faces not one but two scandals. his response to the irs/tea party investigation and demand for answers after the benghazi attack. lake shore deposit -- the mother nature freak show. you can even hear it. >> amazing what this ice has got for power. there its nothing that will stop that ice when it starts moving. >> the damage and what's next as minnesota prepares for major meltdown today. it's tuesday, may 14th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good tuesday morning. our top story this half hour, o.j. simpson back in court and due on the stand as early as today. he's hoping to persuade the judge to give him a new trial. >> simpson has been locked up for more than four years on kidnapping and robbery charges. brandi hitt is covering the story. >> reporter: with gray hair and bloodshot eyes, simpson walked into a las vegas courtroom and was handcuffed to his chair. the 65-year-old former football great is expected to testify in his bid to convince the judge he deserves a new trial for his 2008 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction involving sports memorabilia. >> i think he does want to be heard. that's why we're bringing these claims forward. >> reporter: simpson claims his former lead attorney galanter
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mishandled his case. he says he gave them the green light to confront the two men selling simpson items he maintains they were stolen. >> that was never part of the trial. >> reporter: the heist was also caught on tape. simpson's co--counsel at the time claims he kept them in the dark. >> was he aware that he would carry before the plan. >> not at all. >> reporter: and never informed him of a plea bargain in the works. >> the offer was being discussed. >> if he had known of an offer, two to five, he would have taken it. if he understood the chances. >> reporter: now after spending four years behind bars of a sentence that could last 33, the man who never took the stand during his two criminal trials is ready to take the hot seat. >> it's going to be risky and it's going to be high drama. >> reporter: o.j. simpson says it was galanter who convinced
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him not to testify in 2008. it will be o.j.'s turn to take the stand. >> certainly a different man from the o.j. simpson we know and remember >> looks heavier. >> he is grayer. a picture, 2008 when convicted. tossed in jail. now trying to get out of jail. looks like he has a sun tan. >> 65 years old. eligible for parole. five years from now. >> five more years. we're looking at -- it was a 33-year conviction. still, he could spend a decade in jail before he could see the light of day. and he's already lost an appeal back in 2010, so this is reaching for the straws. >> i can't get over. this is the guy i watched rush and break all kinds of nfl records as a kid, watched him on "monday night football," with al michaels in the booth. he was america's darling at one point. >> look at him now. >> yeah. in philadelphia a doctor is facing the death penalty. after his first-degree murder conviction for the killing of three newborns. dr. kermit gosnell was found guilty of involuntary
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manslaughter in the overdose death of an abortion patient. abortion opponents say this case shows what really goes on behind closed doors. >> gosnell is not an aberration. abortion clinics are unregulated across our country. every year we see the deaths of women inside the clinics. >> abortion rights groups argue that more low income women will be forced to use clinics if further restrictions are placed on the procedure. details about the background of the cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro. newly released records show he had far more run-ins than known. cops were summoned six times to deal with incidents, including assaulted or menacing people, including two beatings of his wife. what's not clear, whether they reported incidents could have led police to the three women he
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is accused of kidnapping. the associated press has questions, among them, why did the government obtain two months of ap phone record? the ap reports that the records of more than 20 of its phone lines were seized in april and may of last year. the recordings listed incoming and outcoming calls. and their duration for the phone numbers of individual reporters and ap office. the government isn't saying why the record were soft. new details about the scandal over the irs treatment of conservative groups seeking the groups tells us two clients received letters from the washington office and suggests the efforts to scrutinize the groups wasn't limited to the office in cincinnati. abc's tahman bradley is now weighing in. >> reporter: they were president obama's first comments on the irs controversy and they could not have been more clear. >> i can tell you that if you've got the irs operating in anything less than a neutral and nonpartisan way, then that is outrage out. >> reporter: but for republicans, that might not be
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good enough. they want to know how, according to the irs, low level employees could have applied special scrutiny to tea parties and other conservative groups whose goals include limiting government and educating on the constitution and bill of rights. >> bottom line, they used key words to go after conservatives. >> reporter: a new report obtained by abc news shows the irs began targeting the groups in 2010 and senior irs officials have known about it for almost two years. the president also weighed in on the benghazi controversy and those extensively edited talking points handed out to congress and u.s. ambassador susan rice after the deadly attack. >> the whole issue of this -- of talking points, frankly, throughout this process has been a side show. suddenly, three days ago, this gets spun up as if there's something new to the story. there's no there there. >> reporter: mr. obama made his remarks at a news conference alongside british prime minister, david cameron.
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they discussed many international topics including strengthening opposition forces fighting against syrian dictator bashar al assad. they want assad to step aside so a transitional government can take over. >> thank you. vermont could sign join three other states in allowing doctors to give terminally ill patients fatal dose of medication. lawmakers approved the measure, the governor supports it. oregon, washington, montana allow doctor-assisted suicide for patients who request it. minnesota a step away from legalizing same-sex marriage. a spontaneous celebration by supporters there. the governor plans to sign it this afternoon. that would make minnesota the first midwest state to legalize gay marriage by legislative vote. in minnesota, dramatic pictures of the giant wall of ice that crashed into waterfront homes. property owners will have a soggy mess on their hands as
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temperatures start to soar now. ginger with the latest. >> reporter: creeping and crawling. people watch helplessly. the towering ice is almost 20 feet high in spots. i'm standing on what looks like a giant pile of snow. look, as i take a step, this sounds like breaking glass. this was ice pushed onshore from the lake behind me. it's called ice heaving. believe it or not, a sign of spring. here's how it happens. temperatures warm. ice melts. high winds throw it from the lake to the shore. jerry brandt watched it all happen. >> there's nothing that will stop the ice when it starts moving. >> reporter: you hear that? that is the sound of melting ice.
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a lot more melting here. it's starting to rain. look at the numbers. hardly above freezing. highs tuesday in or near the 20s. they already have parts of the west sweltering. in southern california several cities reached triple digits. extreme ice to extreme heat. at least some can see summer around the corner. >> i can't get over that ice. >> let's hope it goes back to the lake. plenty of excitement at a seaworld park in australia. it's all about a new arrival there. look closely there. under the left arm, a tiny new cub. >> the baby ways neeighs nearly pound right now, was six inches when born last thursday. right now they don't know if the cub is a boy or girl. but they say it is happy, healthy and nursing well. oh, look at it. how little. >> second polar bear ever born in custody in australia in the
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28 years. crazy to think. >> look how teeny tiny that thing is. here is sad news, actually. that little brother or sister of another cub that was also born to the same mom but the process of natural selection, momma bear determines which of the two survives. >> why can't both? >> first time in 28 years, let's give the other to a surrogate. >> we'll take care of it. until it reaches 200 pounds. >> give it to him. the song sung by an airline passenger led to an emergency landing. >> all preparations and excitement of barbara walters makes an announcement about the next chapter of her life. you are watching "world news now." ♪ the best is yet to come ♪ babe won't it be fine >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. by colonial penn life insurance. colonial penn.
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convicted killer, jodi arias, back in a phoenix prison this morning. she spent the weekend elsewhere, on suicide watch. >> the jury will begin deliberating tomorrow whether she should be sentenced to death. in the meantime, we're getting a rare look at arias before her
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sentence. here's abc's ryan owens. >> reporter: abc's "20/20" shot this interview with the notoriously vain femme fatal, just before she was arrested in 2008, just after she flashed this smile in her mug shot. jodi arias as smug and confident as ever. >> all of the evidence to me is very compelling. but none of it proves that i committed a murder. >> reporter: we now know her confidence was sadly misplaced. >> first-degree murder, guilty. >> reporter: last week an arizona jury found her guilty of premeditated murder of her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander, whom back then she spoke of in glowing terms. >> travis was well loved and known by a lot of people. >> reporter: she insists alexander abused her and she was forced to shoot and repeatedly stab him in self-defense. but back in 2008 she was still insisting she knew nothing about what happened to her ex. >> one day i will have to answer for all of the things i've done. knowing this isn't one of them
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is a very comforting thing to know. >> reporter: little did she know then her legal drama would become a media sensation. even "saturday night live" spoofed her this weekend. >> that story you told about your boyfriend attacking you, that was bs, right? >> oh, totally. he never laid a hand on me. >> yeah, yeah, that sounded fishy to me. >> you and the jury. >> reporter: this week that same jury is expected to hear from jodi yet again, this time as she begs for her life. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >> she does not cease to amaze. right after she was convicted last week, she did an interview with another network and she said, you know what, i want the death penalty. just go ahead and kill me. it's the ultimate freedom. so a lot of people -- the experts are saying, is that another mind game she's playing? hoping someone in the jury hears that and says, well, we're not going to give her death, we're going to give her life. that's what she wanted aalon
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>> there is a fascination. whole country is caught up in this. you get drawn in. >> even in jail she's become quite a celebrity. giving autographs, pictures, paintings, singing, yeah. >> all right. still to come, the end of an era. >> giant of journalism calling it quits after one of the most amazing careers in the history of the business. backstage with barbara walters as she announces her retirement. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ the bests ♪ the best is yet to come and baby won't it be fine ♪ it's been a bittersweet 24 hours here at abc news as barbara walters announces her semi-retirement. >> abc's david muir was behind the scenes with her as she made her decision public. >> reporter: she was right there as a television icon took a moment to herself. barbara walters preparing to break yet another headline.
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>> i'm so impressed you put a suit and tie on. >> reporter: this is for barbara walters. and we asked how she's feeling. >> it's not how i'm feeling today. it's how i'm going to feel then. and everybody says to me, what are you going to do next? i don't know. >> reporter: everything about it has been a ground-breaking run. back on the "today" show when she were called "today girls" and she became co-host. the first woman to co-anchor the evening news. >> barbara walters. >> reporter: then, of course, creating "the view." she will walk away from all of the cameras a year from now. today she want herd crew to hear the from her first. >> why? it's time. i want to leave while people say, we'll miss her instead of is she still here? people say, who was your mentor? i didn't have any. today if a young woman says, i grew up watching you or you made it a little easier, david, i think that's my legacy.
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>> reporter: she defied in the industry the big get. fidel castro. >> do you feel funny crossing the bay of pigs with an american? >>eporter: the joint interviewe israel minister putin. and her tough questions for assad. all this time, one person waiting. what has your daughter said to you about this decision? >> there were times when i feel i should have been with my daughter. i think every working mother has those days, but i think she wants me to stop working now and spend more time with her, and i will. >> reporter: and backstage, the mike, the cards, the tv ear piece and she was off. >> let me just say that -- take a breath -- but in the summer of 2014, a year from now, i plan to retire from appearing on television at all. >> reporter: right there her co-hosts, her viewers and her boss, who once delivered her the mail in 1976, bob iger, the
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ceo of disney. >> i was asked to deliver something to your dressing room. i didn't even think you would be there. i barged in and there you were. i was rather embarrassed. >> was i nice i hope? >> extremely nice. put me at ease. asked me what my name was, what did i do? i told you. and from then on you called me jim. my name is bob. >> thank you, jim, it means so much. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> she still has that spunk, doesn't she? >> love that attitude. >> everyone asks her that one interview that you did that resonates with you. >> she says there is no one interview. there are a few she wished she could have nabbed. >> she talked about she would love to interview the queen. the queen doesn't do interviews. love to interview the pope. the pope doesn't do interviews. but that's about it. if you do an interview, you're going to sit down with barbara walters. >> and she can say the queen or the pope, pretty big deal. along the way someone said, why
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time for "the mix." airplanes, taking a flight from new york to california. >> long. >> six hours. worried about the crying baby? >> yes. >> no. imagine this. a passenger treated travelers to a whitney houston rendition "i will always love you." this went on -- >> six hours? >> well, almost. they had to make a stop in kansas city to let her off the plane. >> an emergency landing to boot her? >> she would not stop singing. her solo performance became too much for the passengers and crew. the pilot had to divert, make an emergency landing in kansas city. and as she was escorted off the plane, she was still singing ♪ i will always love you >> i could almost deal with it
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if she was actually hitting the notes. >> six hours. american airlines forced to make the landing. the woman was interviewed. she was released. >> what is it about airplanes and people acting crazy? >> i don't know. it must be the altitude. something gets in your brain. your ears get clogged and your brain shifts and you don't know what you are doing. >> man, oh, man. moving on to this -- good news for you because you have quite a deep voice. >> i do. >> apparently some research by duke university in north carolina found that the deeper a man's voice is, the more money he makings, the larger the company he runs and the longer he stays at his job. >> what happened to me? >> you have one of the three. you're making a ton of money, aren't you, john? >> better not go there. >> they studied 792 male executives from american companies and they found there was a distinct correlation between the pitch of their voice and how much money they make. >> really? >> yes. interesting stuff. and then british researchers
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also found interesting stuff when it comes to voices. the most desirable male voice for british women is deep, rumbling and breathy. that indicates, a blend of masculinity, strength and hint of tenderness. i guess that's the breathy part. women, on the other hand, a little more on the high-pitched tone for british men to be attracted to. so, there we go. >> drink whiskey, smoke cigarettes, and make lots of money. >> keep it low. >> forgot my glasses, by the way, so i'm holing the paper -- can you hold that? >> how is that? >> story about alligators and teeth. alligators can have 2,000 teeth in a lifetime. they can have 50 sets of teeth. >> what's the secret? >> researchers are trying to figure out the secret. they want to figure out what's up with the alligator so we can replicate this and have more than two sets of teeth in humans. >> i like that idea. because you get kavties and root canals and you get a mouthful of resin. >> i'm no scientist but they're reptiles, we're mammals. i'm not seeing where this is ever going to meet on this
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this morning on "world news now" -- death doctor. the physician convicted in a gruesome case of botched abortions. the response from his legal team while abortion opponents claim victory. and legal drama. we may hear o.j. simpson's side of the story as he takes the stand in a las vegas courtroom battle. it's going to happen as early as today. but what's behind his demand for a brand new trial? for sale -- the antiques collector who says he has a copy of coca-cola's secret recipe. everyone wants to know, is it the real thing? drastic decision, a personal move by a hollywood superstar, angelina jolie. what she did to protect her health. that's coming up in "the skinny" on this tuesday, may 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez.
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we begin this half hour with a philadelphia doctor now fighting for his life. kermit gosnell could face the death penalty after being found guilty of murder. >> fueling debate on both side of the abortion issue. abc's terry moran reports. >> reporter: dr. kermit gosnell led away in handcuffs after jurors convicted him guilty of murdering three babies, killing them with scissors after they were born after performing botched abortions on women as much as seven months pregnant. his lawyer describes his reaction. >> he is disappointed and upset. >> reporter: for two months jurors heard often shocking and grisly testimony from members of gosnell's staff who claim they witnessed him killing live babies. the case began in february 2010 when fbi agents raided gosnell's clinic. they were looking for prescription drug dealing. instead they found a filthy house of horrors. >> children were born and then killed. >> reporter: for decades, gosnell ran his clinic, women's
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medical society, in west philadelphia, a poor, mostly black neighborhood, where doctors were scarce and patients were sometimes desperate. gosnell's lawyer calls this prosecution racist, arguing his client served his community and never killed a live born baby. but jurors found otherwise. opponents of legalized abortion seized on this case. >> gosnell is not an aberration. abortion clinics are unregulated across our country. every year we see deaths of women inside these abortion clinics. >> reporter: supporters of abortion rights, argue that the gosnell's shady practices are exactly what women will face across the country if abortion is outlawed. gosnell now faces the death penalty. terry moran, abc news, new york. another high-profile courtroom drama is unfolding in las vegas. o.j. simpson is asking a judge for a new trial in his kidnapping and robbery conviction. the former football great is expected to take the stand as early as today to claim his lawyer did a bad job during trial. >> i think he does want to be heard.
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i mean, that's why we're bringing these claims forward. >> it's going to be risky and it's going to be high drama. >> it will be the first time we've heard from simpson on the stand. he did not testify in either of his two previous trials. newly released records show cleveland kidnapping suspect ariel castro's background is littered with more run-ins with police than previously thought. records show cops were called in connection with three alleged beatings of castro's wife, several other incidents as well. it's not clear if any of the incidents could have led police to the three women castro is accused of holding for a decade. >> meantime, we are hearing from castros' brothers now that the house where the women were rescued from is surrounded by a ten-foot fence. castro's brothers are distancing themselves from their sibling. they say they don't know anything. as abc's alex perez reports from cleveland. >> reporter: how is it possible to visit this house time and time again and still not know of the horrors inside? for the first time, ariel castro's brothers are speaking out. >> there was no signs of anything like that. >> i didn't go to his house very
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much, but when i did, he would let me in, wanot past the kitch. >> reporter: in an interview with cnn, pedro and onil, who were arrested along with their brother, but later cleared and released. they say they had no idea amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight were held for a decade in the house. could you see anything beyond the kitchen sdm? >> no. because there was curtains. and he said, he -- he wanted to keep the heat in the kitchen. >> reporter: the brothers say ariel would give them alcohol and play loud music. >> so i couldn't hear nothing else but the radio or tv. >> reporter: neighbors want to forget ariel castro and what happened behind that door. what do you want to see happen to that house? >> tear it down. >> reporter: why? alex perez, abc news, cleveland. the associated press is squaring off with the justice department this morning all
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because the government has secretly obtained two months worth of ap phone records. the ap reports the records of 20 phone lines were seized in april and may last year and listed incoming and outgoing calls and their duration, for phone numbers of general reporters and government offices. a georgia man is claiming to have the top secret recipe for coca-cola, trying to auction it off on ebay for $5 million. cliff kluge insists this is the original, much sought-after formula dated 1943. he says he found it in a box of letters and papers that he recently purchased from an estate. but coca-cola says the real thing is safely tucked in their vault in atlanta. so far, no takers for the recipe on ebay. >> apparently, he listed this for $5 million. i don't -- >> 5 million bucks. >> you know what, i don't -- even if it is the original,
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which an archivist for coca-cola is saying it is not an original -- >> similar recipe but not the real one. >> yeah, i wonder, coke, pepsi, you've got to be a real stickler to know if there's a difference. if you ask me -- i know a lot -- >> coke or pepsi lady? >> i'm a coke person. >> let me see. >> i was raised in a pepsi house but converted to coke. but now none of it anymore. >> who makes dr. pepper? >> coke. there you go. >> you're a dr. pepper lady. >> yeah, i am. >> you drink the real stuff, too. who does that? >> i can't do diet. i don't like the flavor of diet. >> all right. >> i need a coca-cola classic, i think. >> there you go. several states in the eastern part of the country are getting off to a chilly start with frost warnings and record lows. many growers are on edge fearing they may lose their crops. some farms in indiana are seeing minimal damage. experts say it would take a few days to assess the full impact of this cold snap. and it's just the opposite for people in the southwest, bracing today for another scorcher.
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the los angeles area had soared to 80 degrees by 8 a.m. yesterday. and today it will be back to the same record territory. and they're baking in triple-digit temperatures in las vegas and phoenix. all right. here's a look at your weather this morning. strong afternoon storms are expected in wisconsin, michigan, and minnesota, that is. a few showers in chicago. it will be sunny along the east coast. it will be sunny along the ooets coast. >> as we mentioned, triple-digit scorching heat in the southwest. much cooler in the pacific northwest. only in the 60s, if you can believe that. the east coast wakes up to a chilly morning. it will warm up by the afternoon. hmm. all right. maybe you're feeling a little hungry this morning. >> i'm always feeling hungry at this hour. >> united nations food agency have a suggestion for you. ha-ha. the suggestion is this -- insects. >> insects? >> that is disgusting. >> kind of gross. >> like there's the beetle, that you know and love in the african
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nation of cameroon. >> the u.n. agency says that beelgt beetles, grass hoppers, ants and other insects are underutilized food source for people, livestock and pets. insects are high in protein and essential minerals as well. >> 2 billion people worldwide are supplementing their diets with insects. so, there you go, john. don't be bashful. >> if there's nothing to eat,ly chow down on the inseblgcts, i' eat. but if there's an alternative -- >> i don't think -- well, crickets taste like chicken according to some people. >> tastes like chicken. everything tastes like chicken except checken. >> tastes like chicken, everything tastes like chicken. >> had alligator, tastes like chicken. >> frog legs, taste like chicken. all right. coming up, who's the most loved and who's not in the celebrity world? there's a surprising new list and we'll tell you about the names on it. and take a look at this. the seven-minute workout you can do just about anywhere. who is promising maximum results with minimum sweat? you are watching "world news now." ♪ come on let's sweat ♪ baby
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all right. when you buy a car, you probably shop around for the best price, best interest rate. when you have a medical procedure, chances are you just accept it and figure it out later. >> but there is an easier way to save serious money on medical care. abc's paula faris explains.
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>> reporter: this little boy can't get enough chocolate ice cream. >> you have chocolate on your nose. wo>> rnder, he has a sore throat and in need of a tonsillectomy. but that procedure is not covered under his parents' limited health care plan. like 30 million other americans, holly and alex are underinsured. with high deductibles. >> what are you expecting to pay? >> $4,000, $5,000. >> reporter: health care expert michelle katz did some digging, contacting hospitals and surgery centers. we were shocked by the quotes. $2,800, $3500, $7,000, $12,000. even $21,000. the american hospital association telling abc news each patient's course of care is different and the costs also reflect more than the cost of serving an individual patient. >> there needs to be a menu. an mri costs this. c.a.t. scan costs this. tonsillectomy costs this.
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>> reporter: patients now have more tools to fight back. tip one, michelle says you can get a pricing menu with brand new applications like health care blue book. type in the procedure and it provides a fair price based on your area. even breaks down each cost, physician, facility and anesthesia. tip number two, take that fair price quote and negotiate before the procedure with the billing office or your doctor. and, finally, tip three, find out what the government, medicare, medicaid, is paying for the same procedure. do a little digging on this free website. >> telling us the minimum charges, right? >> right, right, that's the minimum. >> reporter: putting michelle's help to use, we find a surgery center three miles from them charging them just $2800, over $2,000 less than they expected to pay and$18,000 less than the most expensive option in the area. now, any time
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procedure, make sure the facility is accredited and equipped to deal with any conditions you may have. also confirm the doctor is board certified. you can do that by contacting your state's medical board. and as always, make sure you ask around. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> news you can use. that is a great story. >> yeah. >> $21,000 or $2,000. >> people would go in blindly, not thinking they have a choice or an option. that's the case with everything. you have to shop around. >> find out what medicare pays. you have a real bottom line. >> how much you can afford. >> and then you don't belly-ache to the nurses in the hospital. you call the billing office. talk to the people who work out the money. >> little things you can do. pay attention -- more news you can use. pay attention to the small detail. sometimes they charge you ahead for toiletries they assume you will use, your own prescriptions they assume you will use. bring your stuff from home. your own toothbrush, drink your own pills, why not instead of generic. >> we turn ourselvesve
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to do that. >> we can become empowered ourselves. good to know. good information. angelina jolie making a serious medical decision. >> who is calling the fashion police on the stars from the nba? that's coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after
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welcome to "the skinny," everyone. here's some breaking news for you. angelina jolie, she got a preventative double mastectomy. >> wow. >> now, anybody at home that doesn't know what that is, she essentially removed all of the breast tissue from her breast to prevent any breast cancer from ever infiltrating her body and, obviously we know what some of the consequences of breast cancer can be. she writes this kind of op-ed in "the new york times." you'll see this soon. what she's saying is almost a decade after her mom died at only 56 years old after a long, long struggle with breast cancer, she decided to do this because she wanted to be able to tell her children with confidence that she would not die of breast cancer like mommy's mommy did, which is how she refers to her own mom. the process started on february 2nd. april 27th she finished up. essentially got reconstructive surgery. they take all the breast tissue
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out. they give her an implant. she looks like nothing ever happened. she said she wanted it so her children can't tell the difference. they can't tell the difference. the initial surgery is eight hours. this is what she endured. in order to make herself feel more comfortable. she dropped from 87% -- her mother died of breast cancer, she was very high when it came to the -- she had the gene for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, dropped from 87% chance of getting breast cancer to 5% chance. incredible. a lot of people are doing this. get tested. blood test. determine whether you have the gene. >> raise awareness for that. >> she is hoping. >> she'll be on the cover of magazines. >> women who follow in the footsteps of celebrities will probably take this measure at heart and may actually do this. let's talk about the music industry. a new list out has the most liked and most disliked. start out with the people, the performers people don't like. from the public policy polling came out with the list. least liked, justin bieber. shows the 19-year-old singer
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widely disliked by americans. 54% unfavorable rating. garnering only 20% likeable rating. following him, lady gaga, she had a 29% positive versus 50% negative rating. chris brown, 13% positive. 57% negative. and most liked singers, i'll spare you the numbers, adele, taylor swift and justin timberlake. >> i wonder what determines why they like them and don't like them. if you look across the board, all six are successful. i can understand chris brown. what happened with rihanna all those years ago. but i don't get it. >> obnoxious quality to the three on the other list. i don't have anything against any of them. i mean, chris brown, pretty controversial because of what happened but bieber, lady gaga, have a certain obnoxiousness. >> doesn't taylor swift carry the same obnoxiousness with her. >> strangely, yes. >> who do they ask? >> justin bieber is doing a fine job. he's 19, in the spotlight. he's all right. >> making money, who cares? moving on to "dancing with the stars."
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anybody who watched knows that there is a whole lot of controversy going on because the front-runner who has been on top of almost every one of the dances, zendaya didn't do so great. listen to what the judges had to say about her performance. >> that was kind of a mess. it was -- i mean, i -- i love -- i thought it was one of the most innovative approaches to the quick step. i love the fighting, energy, and all that but because of that start, it kind of lost its place. your body contact was off, caused you out to go out of sync. you missed a few steps. felt look you were dragging behind. felt like you were dragging each other through the dance. >> you know what, i don't know. because some of these dances that she has done have been so incredibly wonderful. i feel like she's so ahead of the pack, they almost have to say, this one wasn't so great so it makes sense -- >> so it can come -- >> come back to earth maybe a little bit. she's going to win. there's just no question about it. >> put up the picture of dwyane wade. nba fashions. out of control.
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♪ everybody dance now ♪ people in the house move ♪ move >> all right. sound kind of crazy but there's a fitness regime, regiment, whatever that word is, that requires just seven minutes a day. >> wow. can you believe it? that's the length of time it's going to take you to do 12 really intense exercises. that's why this is our "favorite story of the day." exactly how does it work? abc's claire shipman is going to give it a try. >> reporter: how much of this do you need to look like this? the authors of a new study say regular seven-minute workouts may be enough to stay in shape. it uses the basics of high-intensity circuit training and is backed by solid science. studies show that when you work close to your maximum capacity with resistance for even a short time, you can change your muscles in the same way a few
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hours of running can. it's a brutal seven minutes. all you need is a chair. celebrity trainer suggests proceeding with caution. >> i would say there's a big danger factor if you're sedentary or moderately sedentary and you suddenly try the intensity suggested. >> you are going to come halfway up. >> reporter: luckily i spent the last few months working out with aaron sterling who focuses on this circuit training in his washington gym. i asked him to get me through this. it's brisker than our normal speed. >> four, three -- >> reporter: 12 exercises, 30 seconds each, at least 15 reps, with ten-second breaks. the breaks, as short as they are, are key. and the exercises are alternated between upper and lower body. how many more exercises? and then annoyingly, aaron made me do it twice to prove these quick, intense workouts can make you feel immediately stronger, even as you think you might die.
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still able to talk. that's a thumb's up. >> because the right combination and the right sequence of muscles were fatigued, your actual performance improved. you look, for being so tired, much better and much more energized. want to do it again? >> reporter: you're joking! claire shipman, abc news, washington >> 2001, 2002, 2003 -- >> 4086, 4087. >> what's next, pushups? >> no, triceps dips. there you go. he's going to totally show off. i'm going to keep doing this. what else? hold on. so, there's 12 exercises to this whole thing. do a squat now. no, do a side plank. that's more exciting. >> like this? >> nice! check him out, everybody! nice. now a lunge. come on. lunge. >> lunge, lunge. >> lunge and lungeerica" and ha
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great tuesday, everyone. this morning, growing anger at the irs. >> the president and republicans railing against the agency for targeting conservative groups. we are live with the very latest. breaking overnight a personal decision shared by the world. angelina jolie choosing a double mastectomy as a way to prevent cancer. her gripping message about the life changing surgery. fire and ice. extreme temperatures fanning flames in the west and melting mountains of ice. our reporter is there in minnesota. swimming with jaws. up close and personal with man eating sharks. good morning. we begin with anger at the irs. >> right now it's extremely rare when outrage from